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SBA Extends Business Recovery Center Operations in Mississippi Until Oct. 7; Assists Businesses Applying for Working Capital Loans Due to Jackson Water Crisis

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that its Business Recovery
Center located in Jackson, Miss., will continue operating through 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. SBA opened the
center to help Mississippi small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the Jackson Water
Crisis that began Aug. 30.
“I encourage anyone who has not completed their disaster loan application to visit the center before
the closing to meet with an SBA customer service representative for one-on-one assistance,” said Kem
Fleming, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East.

The Business Recovery Center is open as indicated below:

SBA Business Recovery Center (BRC)
Hinds County
Chamber of Commerce Building
201 South President Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Open: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed: Sundays
Closes Permanently: Friday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m.

Customer Service Representatives will be available at the BRC to answer questions about the disaster
loan program and help business owners complete their applications. Due to the ongoing COVID-19
pandemic, the SBA has established protocols to help protect the health and safety of the public. All
visitors to the BRC are encouraged to wear a face mask.
“For eligible applicants, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working
capital needs caused by the disaster,” said SBA’s Mississippi District Director Janita R. Stewart.
Interest rates are 3.04 percent for businesses and 1.875 percent for nonprofit organizations, with terms
up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial
condition.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at
DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s and should apply under SBA declaration # 17621.
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Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer
Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or emailing
DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications may be downloaded at sba.gov/disaster
Completed applications should be returned to the center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business
Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The filing deadline to return economic injury applications is June 14, 2023.
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About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the
only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the
SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to
start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through
an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To
learn more, visit www.sba.gov.